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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Overview

New York, NY
5001 to 10000 employees
1934
Government
Municipal Governments
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NYC Parks is the steward of nearly 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — this includes more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces.

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Reviews

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Coney Island, NY
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Coney Island, NY
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    I have been working at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, health benefits, stay in shape

    Cons

    Sucks you in and before you know it you’re a 50 yo lifeguard

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like adults not children

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Photos

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New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Interviews

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    Aquatics Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (Flushing, NY) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Their main concern is seasonal availability, prior experience, and which locations you can work. They ask you about your WSI and CPR certificates because those are needed. As with most other government jobs, the hiring process is lengthy and requires a lot of paperwork.

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